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Events and activities

All events and activities

Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.
04 March 2018



July 2021 – October 2021

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

Town Hall historical document.
04 March 2018



13–29 July 2021

Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit Touchstones Rochdale's resource centre and view the collections currently in storage.

A Post-it note with School's out written on it.
06 March 2018
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​ in the Rochdale borough​.
Computer screen and mobile screen.
09 March 2018

Available at home

We can still show you lots of things to do at home even though in-person activities have started again.

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
20 March 2018

Virtual tours available from home

Our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall will not take place now until 2023, but you may want to take a virtual tour.

A yoga practitioner.
01 June 2018

Available at home

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.

A parent and child playing.
05 June 2018

Monday-Friday

Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre.

2 children sat together.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

As we can’t hold fostering information sessions in our usual public venues, we’re meeting online on Zoom video call.

Freedom Programme logo.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

A FREE and confidential 12-week programme for women who want to know more about domestic abuse.

A person reading a book.
29 June 2020

Available at home

We've created a Facebook group to share the latest books we've all been reading. It's FREE to join.

Logo for Bookstart Bear Club at Home.
05 July 2020


Every Wednesday

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun weekly online session of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

A young mother reading with her child.
06 July 2020


Every Wednesday

Weekly informal sessions for new and expectant mums to talk, ask questions and make new friends.

Virtual Lego Club logo.
08 July 2020


Every Thursday

Anybody with access to Lego is welcome to take on our weekly challenges and post creations in the group.

Illustration of animals reading books.
02 August 2020


Last Friday of every month

Join our new virtual Children’s Reading Group for ages 7–11, with a new book to read and discuss each month.

Archaeologist from Salford University with a volunteer at a dig site.
14 July 2021


14–30 July 2021

Join us and take part in a unique archaeological dig along the historic Packer Street in Rochdale.

Close up of gloved hands holding an artefact.
14 July 2021


14–30 July 2021

Hear from archaeologists at Rochdale Town Hall and watch as they conduct an exciting archaeological dig.

Photo of Amy next to an illustration of Bookstart Bear reading to a young bear.
29 July 2021


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for babies up to 15 months and their parent or carer.

Photo of Janelle Thompson with text reading Spotland Library, 3rd August, 6pm, I Am Not Friday.
03 August 2021


Tuesday, 3 August 2021

A new humorous and imaginative re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story.

A photo of Amy next to an illustration of Bookstart Bear reading to a young bear.
04 August 2021


Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for babies up to 15 months and their parent or carer.

2 foster carers with a young adult in their care.
18 August 2021


Wednesday, 18 August 2021

We’re running online sessions specifically for people who are interested in being a supported lodgings carer with us.

2 racing cyclists.
05 September 2021


Sunday, 5 September 2021

One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns.

A bride posing in a wedding dress.
05 September 2021

Sunday, 5 September 2021

The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.

Clinton Baptiste.
17 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Join the paranormal sensation as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the celestial curtains.

Runners starting the race.
03 October 2021

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Returning for its 6th year, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

A red poppy in a field.
07 November 2021

November 2021

A special service paying tribute to the fallen will be streamed on the council's Facebook page.

Ed Byrne.
13 November 2021

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Ed Byrne presents 'If I'm Being Honest...', his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.

Silohuette of a parent holding a child aloft in front of a large moel of the Earth.
20 November 2021


20 November 2021–24 December 2021

Luke Jerram’s internationally renowned work of art depicts the Earth as you’ve never seen it before.

Crowds watching the headline act at the 2019 Feel Good Festival.
13 August 2022


Saturday, 13 August 2022

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre.

Request to raise a flag

You can request to raise a flag from a number of locations across the borough.